News, Events and Updates
FIL is an organisation for interlending and document supply personnel. It was set up to enable library and information workers in this area to exchange ideas and views and also to raise the profile of this area of work nationally and internationally.
Interlend is FIL's annual conference, attended by delegates from all sectors.
In 2015, the conference will be based in Manchester, at the Midland Hotel. It is to be held over two days, 29th-30th June. There will be several opportunities for companies who sponsor the conference to engage directly with delegates throughout that time, besides having your company information displayed on conference materials.
If you or your organisation would be interested in purchasing a sponsorship package for thisMore …
Presentations from our recent FIL @ Boston Spa day are now available to view on our website here
Thank you to all our speakers for making the day so interesting and valuable!
The event is now fully booked – we look forward to seeing attendees on 28th November.
The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery's (FIL) annual Interlending training and update day is taking place at the British Library Document Supply Centre in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire on Friday 28 November 2014.
The FIL Interlend Conference 2014 was a huge success. Thanks to presenters and delegates for making it such a great event. The conference presentations are being uploaded and can be found here .
If anyone would like to meet up for pre/post conference drinks (Sunday & Tuesday evening) please contact Andy Major firstname.lastname@example.org , Tel: 01634 883408 for more information.
The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world of inter-library loans, Interlend 2014, will take place on the 23rd – 24th June at the Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh. Once again this will be an essential opportunity for inter-lending staff to meet, exchange news and best practice experiences with their colleagues across the public, academic and special library sectors. Please note: early bird booking fee closes on Thursday 17th April 2014.
Interlend Conference programme 2014 – (please note this is a draft programme and therefore could change)
Booking and Fees
Early bird rate – full conference delegate 23rd and 24th June, includingMore …
The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery's annual conference Interlend invites applications from the inter-lending community to speak and/or run breakout sessions and workshop sessions. Interlend 2014 is being held The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh on the 23rd – 24th June, 2014.
As the premier UK inter-lending community conference, Interlend annually attracts around 60-80 interlending staff from all levels of seniority, although it should be noted that a large proportion of our delegates are inter-lending practitioners library assistants rather than professional grades. They come from all walks of library sphere, primarily UK based and with perhaps more from HE/FE and Public Libraries than any other sectors. Interlend is also renowned as offering our delegates practical tips and guidance, as wellMore …
The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world of inter-library loans, Interlend 2014, will take place at the Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh on 23rd and 24th June 2014. Our theme and details of key note speakers etc will be distributed shortly ….
As the premier UK inter-lending community conference, Interlend annually attracts around 60-80 interlending staff from all levels of seniority, although it should be noted that a large proportion of our delegates are inter-lending practitioners library assistants rather than professional grades. They come from all walks of library sphere, primarily UKMore …
Call for Papers IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
Restructuring resource sharing: new organizations, technologies, methods
13-14 August 2014
Meetings will be held at the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST-CNRS) in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy in the beautiful north-east of France.
The IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section Standing Committee invites papers for the IFLA Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Satellite Meeting at the INIST-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France.
The theme of the Satellite Meeting is "Restructuring resource sharing: new organizations, technologies, methods" and will be held in association with the 80th Annual IFLA Conference in Lyon, France (16-22 August 2014).
Library professionals and practitioners interested in the evolution and future of document delivery and resource sharing services and technologies,More …
We are no longer taking bookings for this event.
FIL@BLSt Pancras: With a Little Help from My Friends
Friday 15th November 2013 at the British Library, St Pancras, London. Starting at 1pm
Booking closes 8 November 2013
Price – £30 members, £45 non members
The Forum for Interlending have developed a members only area. This is a space where interlending professionals (who are FIL members) can:
ask for advice regarding best practice
look for feedback on ideas they are developing
seek interlending specific copyright advice
share their knowledge
To access the members only area please visit:
http://www.forumforinterlending.org.uk/members-homepage . Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation. After this you can access the members only area where you can discuss, debate and follow all matters interlending!
Congratulations to Jo Weller (Senior Stock Supply Assistant, Wiltshire libraries) on being selected as the FIL Sponsored Delegate at ILDS 2013 in Beijing! On hearing the news Jo said that she was, “so pleased to have been accepted, what an honour”.
It was a very close decision and FIL would like to thank the other candidates for their applications.
We look forward to reading Jo’s experiences of the conference on her return.
Marie Lancaster, FIL chair
The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) is offering a sponsored place at the forthcoming ILDS conference to be held in the Yingjie Exchange Centre, Peking University, October 16-18th, 2013.
The sponsorship award covers the cost of attendance at the conference, all meals, accommodation and reasonable travel expenses. For more information on how to apply please click here .
FIL is looking to undertake an Inter Library Loan/Document Supply Project to collect information on features of ILL services in order to compare the efficiency and effectiveness of our services and to identify examples of best practice that are worth emulating.
FIL would appreciate it if people could complete a small scoping questionnaire at: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/hud/fil_scop_bnchmrk
Click here for more information regarding the project.
On behalf of FIL we would like to say a big thank you to Christine Shipman (Treasurer) and Helen Trollope (Vice Chair/Web & Marketing Officer) and Rose Goodier (IFLA Observer) who stepped down from the FIL Committee at Interlend 2013 for all your hard work, commitment and dedication to FIL. Your skills, expertise and knowledge will be sorely missed.
At the AGM held on the 28th June at Interlend 2013, two FIL members were voted onto the FIL Executive Committee. We would like to welcome Sandra DeRoy (University of Essex) and Lucy Lambe (Goldsmiths College).